After a successful 2013 run, the redoubtable Unsound brand will return to Adelaide for a mini-festival in 2014.
The festival will run from March 6-8 2014, and promises a rich spread of experimental artists and bespoke commissions. March 7 is the date to remember, with Queen’s Theatre playing host to storied electronic composer Morton Subotnick. The Californian’s Silver Apples Of The Moon is one of the defining electronic albums of the 1960s – a committed exploration of the possibilities of the modular voltage-controlled synthesiser. His support cast is pretty remarkable, with industrial/drone vanguardist Nurse With Wound set to perform. William Bennett’s hot’n’heavy Afro-noise project Cut Hands will also be in attendance: expect Haitian voodoo videos, bared flesh and strange gyrations from the power electronics legend. The Haxan Cloak will round out the night, showcasing Excavation material.
Other highlights throughout the festival include: a live collaboration between Afrobeat hero Tony Allen and Moritz Von Oswald trio; the debut Australian appearance from Kranky-approved drone duo Stars Of The Lid; a live show from the ever-tricksy James Ferraro; and appearances from Emptyset and Gardland.
For the full line-up and further information, head to the Unsound Adelaide website.